Within five years of teaching, a teacher is 46% likely to entirely leave the field of education (Ingersoll, 2003). Teachers leave the field because they feel overwhelmed by the expectations and scope of the job, they feel isolated and unsupported in their classrooms, or that expectations are unclear (NEA, n.d.). What is clear is that there needs to be an emphasis placed on retaining new teachers to retain high quality schools.
This tutorial will provide information deemed valuable to new teachers. It will help teachers directly by providing them with information that is crucial for their success. It may also help administrators build quality new teacher programs in their schools by shedding light on research that indicates critical information for the success of new teachers.
This information is also available as a Word document, named Preparing New Teachers: Transitioning to a Particular School (Karadimos, 2006).